Independence Hall
Recovering Our Past: New Perspectives on the Founding
November 22-24, 1996
Williamsburg, Virginia

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M. Stanton Evans, National Journalism Center, Chairman

John Willson, Hillsdale College, "Was There A Founding?"

The Roots of American Order

James McClellan, Liberty Fund, Chairman

Richard Samuelson, University of Virginia, "Blackstone and the Causes of the American Revolution"

Barry Alan Shain, Colgate University, "The Puritan Background"

James Stoner, Louisiana State University, "The Founders and the Common Law"

The Federal Framework

George Carey, Georgetown University, Chairman

Kevin Gutzman, University of Virginia, "Madison and the Compound Republic"

Winston McCuen, Emory University, "Nation, State or Confederacy?"

Wilfred McClay, Tulane University, "The Federal Idea"

Saturday Luncheon

William F. Campbell, Louisiana State University, Chairman

Charles R. Kesler, The Claremont Institute, "The Founders on the Founding"

Revisiting the Founders

Forrest Mcdonald, University of Alabama, Chairman

Daniel Dreisbach, American University, "Jefferson's Revisal"

Joanne Freeman, University of Virginia, "Hamilton and the Art of Politics"

C. Bradley Thompson, Ashland University, "John Adams and the Science of Politics"

Liberty or Virtue?

Burton Folsom, editor, Continuity, Chairman

David M. Fitzsimons, University of Michigan, "Citizen Paine: For and Against"

Bruce Frohnen, author, The New Communitarians, "A Community of Freedom"

Jack Wade Nowlin, Princeton University, "The Limits of Judicial Review"

The Founders and the Rising Generation

T. Kenneth Cribb, Intercollegiate Studies Institute

James B. Taylor, Young America's Foundation

Where Do the Founders Go From Here?

James E. Hinish, Jr. Regent University, Chairman

M. Stanton Evans, National Journalism Center